12 Jun '11, 3pm
Fed Up With Living In A Concrete Jungle, Beirut Residents Make Their Own Green
Fed Up With Living In A Concrete Jungle, Beirut Residents Make Their Own Green Space Beirut's Corniche gives urban dwellers a chance to enjoy the sea air, but not much in the way of green. Photo: Jennifer Hattam . Even coming from an overbuilt, traffic-clogged city of 15 million-plus people like Istanbul , Beirut was a bit of a shock. Multilane roads filled with speeding cars criss-crossed the city center, cutting one historical neighborhood off from another. The hot sun beat down on concrete as far as the eye could see. Only the Corniche, or waterfront, offered a reprieve. Sick and tired of the lack of green, some city residents gathered recently to make a little verdant patch of their own. View the entire comment thread.